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  December 13, 2019 Issue  


Career Development Office News & Resources

The American College of Legal Medicine 2020 Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics
All students studying Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Podiatry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Science, Healthcare Administration or Public Health are encouraged to compete. The first-place paper will be named the Hirsh Award Winner. The Winner of the Hirsh Award will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine. In addition, the ACLM Foundation will reimburse the Hirsh Award Winner for reasonable coach airfare and one night of lodging at the host hotel to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Authors must submit their papers by the end of the business day, January 15, 2020. The first place award is $1,000. For additional information, please contact your CDO advisor and/or view the CDO Blog.

Orlando Public Defender Open House in December 2019 and January 2020
The Office of the Public Defender, 9th Circuit, invites students to join us in Orlando and Kissimmee during the holiday period to tour our facilities, meet with peers and staff and to explore career opportunities in the world vacation destination. We will be greeting visitors at Open House events on the following dates: December 19th and 20th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm; December 26th and 27th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm; and January 2nd and 3rd from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. These events are open to those sitting for the Florida Bar exam next year. We also welcome 2Ls and 1Ls interested in future internship placement. These events are intended to be low pressure, informal information sessions. For additional information, please visit the CDO Blog.

Read the Article Advancing Your Career in Trademark Law: Tips on Becoming a Trademark Lawyer
If you are interested in Trademark Law, Attorney Josh Gerben has written an article titled "Advancing Your Career in Trademark Law". Josh Gerben, Esq. founded Gerben Law Firm PLLC a decade ago, helping small and large businesses access affordable and responsive trademark lawyers. He represents a range of clients from small, start-up businesses to large, multinational corporations. He has represented more than 5,000 trademark matters at the firm. The article gives tips on how to proceed toward a career as a Trademark Attorney if you are currently in law school and considering entering this field. For a copy of the article, please visit the CDO or ask your CDO advisor.

Attend the Minority Law Student Holiday Reception in Cincinnati
The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bar Association Round Table cordially invites you to attend a Holiday Reception for minority law students on December 19th in Cincinnati. Please come and socialize with local Cincinnati attorneys committed to racial and ethnic diversity and law students from regional and national law schools who are in Cincinnati for the holidays. This reception provides a unique opportunity for law school students, who are coming home for the holidays, to meet face-to-face with hiring partners and recruiters from major law firms, corporate in-house legal departments and local federal and state judiciaries. You must RSVP by December 17th. See additional details on the CDO Blog.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Sunday, January 5:
Public Counsel has eight exciting law projects that accept summer interns who will work on a variety of direct services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation projects. Public Counsel seeks summer interns who share our commitment to economic and racial justice. Public Counsel's 2020 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 26, 2020, and ending on July 31, 2020. Both 1L and 2L students are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Public Counsel does not provide funding to law students for its summer program. See Symplicity Job Posting ID#24261 for additional information.

Tuesday, January 14:
City of Miami Beach, Office of the City Attorney Fall Law Internships
The intern and fellowship programs in the City Attorney Office provide law student interns and post-graduate fellows with the opportunity to analyze advanced issues of municipal law on a variety of topics that affect the residents, businesses, and visitors in Miami Beach, a dynamic tourist and entertainment destination. Interns and fellows obtain valuable public sector experience in the areas of land use and zoning, contracts and transactional matters, constitutional law, employment and labor union disputes, environmental law, personal injury, legislation, and ethics and election laws. They are assigned a variety of projects including legal research, litigation support, drafting memoranda of law and motions, and assisting attorneys with court hearings and trials in State and Federal courts. They also attend various city board meetings (historic preservation, design review, and zoning board of adjustment) and City Commission meetings to obtain insight into the workings of municipal government. Some certified interns have also had the opportunity to present oral arguments before the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Appellate Division and have handled city code enforcement and administrative hearings. Deadline to apply is January 14, 2020. These internships are unpaid. See Symplicity Job Posting ID#23848 for additional information.

Friday, January 17:
Peggy Browning Fellowship Program
The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights. Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $6,000 per student for the ten-week employment period. In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. We recruit interested students and work closely with our mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments. Our strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent one of its kind. Peggy Browning Fellows gain the practical skills required to represent workers. They enjoy opportunities to network with their peers and leaders in the field of public interest labor law. The mentor organizations and their clients benefit from the services provided by this talented and committed group. We are now accepting applications for our 2020 fellowship program. The online application form has been activated for all mentor organizations that have confirmed participation and have updated their fellowship descriptions. We will continue to add fellowships during December, so keep watching this site. The application deadline will be Friday, January 17, 2020.

Wednesday, February 5:
TFAS Summer Law Fellowship in Washington, DC
The TFAS Summer Law Fellowship in Washington, D.C. is an intensive nine-week program that aims to prepare law students to defend the values and ideals of a free society rooted in individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and constitutional originalism. Through this immersive academic and professional experience, participants will engage in legal internships, academic coursework, networking events and career development sessions, as well as a law and public policy lecture series with leading constitutional scholars, judges and practicing attorneys. Those selected to participate in the Fellowship program will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, housing and program fees. Awards are highly selective. Only 25 students will be selected to participate each year. The application deadline is February 5, 2020.



Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?

Did you know that Spring Recruiting is a collection of programs coordinated by the CDO for employers interested in interviewing Miami Law students for summer and post-graduate positions and generally takes place in March and April?
Please look at your emails for additional information or discuss with your CDO advisor.